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L’Équipe, Eurosport retain biathlon rights in France

International sports broadcaster Eurosport and French digital-terrestrial television channel L’Équipe have retained rights in France to events organised by the International Biathlon Union.

The L’Équipe newspaper reported that its channel has retained free-to-air rights for the IBU's World Championships and World Cup events for a further four years, until 2022.

The report added that Eurosport would retain the rights on a pay-per-view basis.

The IBU's previous contract with L’Équipe and Eurosport was due to expire in 2018.